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[REC] 3: Genesis (2012)

[Rec]³: Génesis (original title)
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A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.

Director:

Paco Plaza

Writers:

Luiso Berdejo (screenplay), Paco Plaza (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leticia Dolera ... Clara
Diego Martín ... Koldo
Ismael Martínez ... Rafa
Àlex Monner ... Adrián
Borja Glez. Santaolalla Borja Glez. Santaolalla ... Atún (as Sr. B)
Emilio Mencheta Emilio Mencheta ... Tío Pepe Víctor
David Ramírez David Ramírez ... Canon
Miguel Ángel González Miguel Ángel González ... John Esponja
Ramón Agirre Ramón Agirre ... Danilo (as Ramón Aguirre)
Xavier Ruano Xavier Ruano ... Cura
José de la Cruz José de la Cruz ... Abuelo Matías
Antonio Barroso Antonio Barroso ... Pequeñín
Toni Sans Toni Sans ... Jumanji
Aitor Legardón Aitor Legardón ... Amigo Fiestero
Paco Moreno Paco Moreno ... Charly
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Storyline

The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment, the future '[REC] 4 Apocalypse.' Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two radically different films from Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Two months before shooting, Leticia Dolera went into the gym with a personal trainer, training five days a week to prepare for the zombie slaying scenes. See more »

Quotes

Adrián: And what exactly are you dressed up as?
John Esponja: As Sponge John.
Adrián: That would be Sponge Bob?
John Esponja: No. Well, you see, there was a copyright problem, and now the costume is called Sponge John. We are talking about a character that's got nothing to do with the one you're talking about. I don't want any trouble later on.
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 22 minutes into the movie. See more »

Connections

Followed by [REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

No puedo vivir sin tí
Written by Coque Malla (as Jorge Malla), Ricardo Moreno, Luis Javier Martín and Luis García
Performed by Coque Malla (uncredited)
©2007 by Warner/Chappell Music Spain, S.A./Pizza Pop
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Why?!
20 August 2012 | by MisterAwesomeSee all my reviews

I'm really disappointed with what they did to the REC franchise. I really loved the first installment of the series which was one of the most scary horror movies i've seen in quite some time. The second movie of the series was quite good as well. There was a pretty good story and i fell in love with the shaky camera. When i saw they were going to create a third (and even a fourth) movie i was thrilled. I just finished watching it and i can't recommend this to anyone. The storyline of the first two movies is completely gone. There is no progression at all and it just feels like a stand alone horror movie. It doesn't contain any scares and you aren't startled watching it, it looks more like an action horror comedy which is over exaggerated on so many levels. And then the shaky cam, one of the things the REC series was so famous for, is gone as well. The first 20 minutes does contain the shaky cam but after that it's just filmed as any regular movie. People who loved the original two films should stay away from this one. I guess you could just skip to the fourth movie since there is no story telling here. You will be disappointed!


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Catalan | French

Release Date:

30 March 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

[REC] 3: Genesis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,001, 9 September 2012

Gross USA:

$9,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,019,975
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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